Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Plus Coffee Machine by AEG
Looks good, easy to use, and delivers excellent coffee
15 April 2014
Marvellous Macchiato Machine!
After being let down by a machine from a well-known brand, we saw this machine being demonstrated in store by Will, who was very helpful.
We chose the Frosted Almond finish which looks good in our kitchen. This is a matter of taste/décor. Small, neat design does not take up much space.
The AEG is efficient and produces excellent coffee of all types, thanks to the superb Lavazza capsules, the two coffee buttons (one for short, one for long which you programme yourself) and the steam/frother wand.
It is not too noisy, and collects the empty capsules in a built-in tidy.
Easy to clean and descale. No coffee grounds. The illumination is helpful and auto turn-off even more so. All round clever machine.
15 April 2014
good coffee but needs nappies
Yes, it makes nice coffee. But it also spews water everywhere. From a full tank, you can only make 1 medium sized mug of coffee, because about 250ml (we measured it) of water go into the drip tray and onto the work surface on which the machine is standing, for every mug of coffee you make. We sent the first one back for replacement, the second did the same, we sent that back for repair, and it STILL pours water everywhere. So you have to refill the tank for every mug of coffee you want, and you have to keep mopping up after it. Two machines and 1 repair - all the same. Nice coffee but very poorly engineered machine.
13 April 2014
brought has a gift
I brought this and the coffee capsules for my daughter & her partner, has a housewarming present, they have used it a couple of times, and they seem quite pleased with it, goes with there kitchen, easy to use and makes nice coffee.
excellence delivery, first class service from john lewis
21 March 2014
Great coffee and fully potty trained
I bought this to replace a Gaggia machine which I adored... but I'm now a capsule convert.
My Gaggia was chic but a leaky messy companion which I was happy to put up as it always provided great coffee. But following it's tragic demise... hard water... and it's incurable incontinence I decided to give the capsule system a try. I was reluctant to go the nespresso route given the on-going cost of the capsules. After much research I was tempted across to the Modo Mio system and this machine.
I've been using the machine now for 3 weeks and have no complaints. My days of mopping the worktop seem to be over as this machine operates without the need to foul my kitchen. Yes it's noisy but that is the nature of any compressor based coffee machine,,, and anyway it's far less noisy than the Gaggia.
I would would highly recommend the machine and the excellent Lavazza coffee.
Had the machine and a load of coffee delivered next day to my nearest waitrose... this is a great service. The coffee is cheaper to buy from the John Lewis website than it is from Waitrose... not sure how that works with "never knowingly undersold".
11 February 2014
Over many years this has become my tenth coffee machine but also my first pod type coffee maker. It is without doubt the best I have used, easy, clean and most of all the Lavazza coffee is of the highest quality. Having previously used Lavazza coffee in the ground form I was unsure about the Pods, they cannot be faulted. I can highly recommend this machine and the coffee.
23 December 2013
We had been searching for a coffee machine for a while and stumbled upon this while looking at other machines in John Lewis. We wanted the simplicity of a capsule machine but weren't impressed by the actual coffee from some of the more popular brands.
Most importantly, the Lavazza coffee from this machine is wonderful, all the varieties are great but we love the red appassionartemente one.
The machine is a delight to use - bit of hot water to warm the mug, decent size espresso shot and then the pleasure of foaming your own milk (we bought a stainless jug for this and it foams so much better!). There is a tiny pinhole at the top of the steam wand and if you get this hole just on the surface of the milk it makes wonderful thick foam!
You can get a decent sized mug under the spout too and the machine is really quick and simple to clean.
Another bonus is that you can also buy the capsules from JL or Waitrose and they work out quite a bit less than other brands.
Great machine, wonderful coffee...
24 November 2013
Lavazza a Modo Mio Coffee Machine
I love the coffee from this machine especially the Lavazza Decaf & Crema Lungo. I bought this product as a present in October 2012. My main dissatisfaction with machine is the Frother used for latte. It is not secure & frequenrtly falls into the cup particularly when making more than 1 latte. Machine is currently awaiting repair & still under Guarantee.
23 September 2013